A senator from Vermont recently proposed a total ban on cellphone use for anyone under 21-years-old. Democratic Sen. John Rodgers says that he is sponsoring the bill because “cellphones are just as dangerous as guns.”
While Rodgers says that he knows the bill will not make it past the judiciary committee, he is using the effort to draw a comparison between cellphones and firearms, which are illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase in the state of Vermont.
“I’m not going to push for the bill to pass. I wouldn’t vote for the thing. This is just to make a point,” Rodgers said, according to CNN.
The text of the bill reads:
“It is clear that persons under 21 years of age are not developmentally mature enough to safely possess them.“
If the bill ever were actually voted into law violations could result in fines of up to $1,000 – or even up to a year in prison.